Saudi Ban on Red for V-Day

Saudi Arabia has banned everything Red for Valentine’s Day. Conservatives in the country think that it’s a sin to celebrate a festival that does not belong to their faith. Short sightedness of these conservative groups never ceases to amaze me.

‘Ban everything Red’

Its a damn funny slogan. Oh! I can suggest something here, Have this painted in Red color on white background.

Anyways so these are things that are banned in Saudi Arabia till Valentine’s Day:

Red Roses: Obviously, that’s the main target of ban. But if you really love someone and you are in Saudi Arabia and you are ready to take on the whole country for him/her. Go ahead and either use a different colored flower or else red ones are available in black market.

Fire Trucks: I don’t know what colored fire trucks are there in Saudi Arabia but if they are red, then coming three days are going to be free pass days for arsonists.

All Danger Signs: Well if you are in some danger and you raise a red flag as warning signal, believe me you would be in two kind of trouble at the same time.

Chubby Red Cheeks: If you have those chubby red cheeks which always gather compliments, then these few days are not for you. If you are in Saudi Arabia, then stay grounded till V-Day.

Blood Banks: It is all red in there too!

Tarantino Movies: Too much bloodshed! Too much red color! So nobody watches Tarantino movies till Valentine’s Day. (As if somebody prefers to watch Hostel with his/her love on a Valentine’s Day)

Superman: Super hero in a red cape and red underwear! Not allowed Sir! Save the world after two days!

2 thoughts on “Saudi Ban on Red for V-Day

  1. Puneesh says:

    I wish I were in Saudi this time with my girlfriend. Considering the fact that I am so bad at proposing to gurls, at least my rose would have carried some weight and a story of its own… Ah! missed chance. But all those who can head for Saudi pack your bags, for there won’t be any tarffic woes either, it would be all green and yellow traffic lights and no stop signs to get to your soulmate.
    Just realized it would also spoil those perfect endings to those love stories where the Saudi lover has to run to the airport and traffic lights stop him from getting there; no blood bank open if the guy has to survive on V-day; not even fighting to save the girl allowed where villian gets beaten up to death and Saudi cops arrive at the right time, and how is our lover gonna recognize the chosen one from far away for she will be grounded because of her chubby red cheeks.
    I am thinking too much, let’s get back and better prepare for the big day!

  2. Gaurav says:


    We can actually make a movie about this and title it “Minus Red”. 🙂

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